Sunday, January 17, 2010

Thank God there was booze!

That's all I have to say - thank God there was booze. I just went to my first - and last - baby shower. (I'm not counting those work ones where all you do is have cake and give one group present -I've done one of those.) 3 hours of making small talk, knowing only 4 people there - one being the mother to be - and at least an hour of "oh, these are our bottles" "this is our mattress cover" "what a cute onesie" and my favorite "this is our dishwasher rack". I love the mother to be - she's generally a no nonsense type and probably did not enjoy the whole present opening process, but she did the best she could. I called A on the way home shouting "OH MY GOD! It was so BORING!!!!" (There may have been some words describing boring that belong more in a sailor's vocabulary than mine - but I cleaned it up for the blog.) Anyway - for me - never again. I'll send a present, but will not go through that agony every again.

5 comments:

Brenna said...

I demanded little during my pregnancy, except that there be NO ONE at my shower who I didn't consider close enough to me to endure the gift opening - all but one friend (who kind of invited herself) were excluded. It's overwhelming for the moms too, at least for me, to suddenly find yourself among a pile of all this baby stuff and still NO INSTRUCTION MANUAL?!

loribeth said...

I used to find baby showers agonizing because the moms-to-be were getting what I wanted so badly for myself. To sit there & listen to all the baby & pregnancy talk was excruciating. I still get a little sad these days, but my overwhelming reaction now is also boredom. I guess that's progress, in a way??

Erin said...

It is not a shower without some booze.

dinap said...

Kate and Loribeth, that is major progress, to have your main reaction be boredom. I was a mess at showers when we were going through treatment...might have been the hormone cocktails, though. :) I've only been to a couple showers ever that I would consider actual fun.

loribeth said...

By the way -- a few days after I posted my comment, I got a baby shower invitation!! *sigh!* :p